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Woman's private pictures exposed by [Dell] tech support
ABC News ^ | July 28, 2010 | By George Warren

Posted on 07/29/2010 2:55:08 PM PDT by topher

SACRAMENTO, CA (KGO) -- A Sacramento woman says a tech support engineer in India managed to expose her secrets and make charges to her credit card after she called him with a desperate request.

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Shortly thereafter, 16 nude photographs appeared on a vulgar website created for the sole purpose of displaying her pictures.

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In conversations that became increasingly personal, the support technician offered to help Fitzgerald remove the offensive website and somehow convinced her to ship him a brand new Dell laptop so he could work on her case from his home in Mumbai.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: cheaplabor; crook; dell; india
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Woman loses naked pictures of herself.

Contacts Dell Computer for help.

Dell Tech in India helps her by finding her pictures and posts them on vulgar site.

Dell Tech gets woman to buy her a a Dell laptop to fix the problem of the vulgar pictures on a website.

California woman. Cheap labor from India hired by Dell Computer. Need I say more?

1 posted on 07/29/2010 2:55:11 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Boycott Dell? Or boycott just about all American companies since they use Engineers and Techs from overseas.


2 posted on 07/29/2010 2:56:40 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher

Sounds to me like she better grow a brain sometime soon...


3 posted on 07/29/2010 2:57:13 PM PDT by chris37
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To: topher
The perv...


4 posted on 07/29/2010 2:57:26 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: topher

How does a woman like that manage to avoid drowning in the shower her whole life?


5 posted on 07/29/2010 2:59:14 PM PDT by Gumption
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To: chris37

If this woman turns out to be blonde, she should be arrested for criminal stereotyping activity.


6 posted on 07/29/2010 2:59:29 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: topher

I’d have to see the nude photos involved to determine guilt or innocence. Judging by the original article pic I’m leaning to guilty.


7 posted on 07/29/2010 2:59:46 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: topher

She should have contacted someone at Dell here in the USA about this because ultimately they would be liable for damages.


8 posted on 07/29/2010 3:01:31 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: topher

9 posted on 07/29/2010 3:03:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~Master Yoda)
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To: Menehune56
I'm surprised she was able to even understand the Dell tech in India.
10 posted on 07/29/2010 3:03:15 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: chris37

You got that right. At what point does someone get put on notice that privacy is a different problem when you digitize things? Er... perhaps after the 3,439,821st story about some pervert who takes his PC to the Geek Squad and lo! He’s busted for child porn activity. If I only had a nickel for every one of those stories which has appeared and been heavily publicized in the past year, I’d be stinking rich. This woman is stupid/has been living under a rock for some time.


11 posted on 07/29/2010 3:03:24 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: topher

Here is what I say: there are crooks and perverts in India as well as America.


12 posted on 07/29/2010 3:05:11 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: topher
You'd have to be a moron to buy from Dell the Texas company, that had a drug user as their spokesmen, and contracts their telephone support to a country that can't even communicate with their clients in the U.S. LOL!

Dude, your getting a cell!

13 posted on 07/29/2010 3:06:02 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: topher

I think you have that order of events wrong.

It’s seems clear that the lady had a different problem, which she contacted Dell to remotely fix. The Dell guy found the pictures, downloaded them, then put them up on a website. Knowing her details (address, phone), he blackmailed her, making her buy him a computer to fix the problem he made.

Sure, she may have taken the photos, but they were hers on her computer. They weren’t to be taken by someone who did a scan of her computer while addressing the actual problem she first called about.


14 posted on 07/29/2010 3:07:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pin up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: chris37

Doesn’t anyone use a Polaroid anymore?


15 posted on 07/29/2010 3:07:52 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: topher

Will this be one of the episodes of that new show coming out (Outsourced) this Fall?


16 posted on 07/29/2010 3:08:54 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: topher

This thread is worthless without pictures.


17 posted on 07/29/2010 3:09:36 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: topher

This thread is useless without pictures.


18 posted on 07/29/2010 3:10:35 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: topher

If this bothers you, just consider the fact that your medical records are being sent to India for transcription.

Yes, YOUR health records are or will be in the hands of cheap labor in India and you have no say about it.


19 posted on 07/29/2010 3:10:39 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd, Medea Benjamin - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash
If this bothers you, just consider the fact that your medical records are being sent to India for transcription.

How stupid is that?

20 posted on 07/29/2010 3:11:35 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: topher

Dell was the first big co. to send their help desk to India, ** them I will never buy their stuff.


21 posted on 07/29/2010 3:13:46 PM PDT by omega4179 (PREVIEW IS MY FRIEND)
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To: Drango

I’ve seen the lady at the link.

The thread is better WITHOUT pictures.


22 posted on 07/29/2010 3:13:57 PM PDT by nhoward14 (I'm starting The 595 Club... A discount from 700)
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To: topher
I got an idea....lets start a computer company, and just for kicks, we'll hire 20,000 people in India, that can barley speak English for our telephone support team...Think of the money we'll save!

Just teach them all to keep repeating, "I so sorry".

Dude, you gotta Dell from hell!

23 posted on 07/29/2010 3:15:04 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: topher

Dumb and dumber.


24 posted on 07/29/2010 3:15:44 PM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Gumption

I’ll bet she voted for Obama.


25 posted on 07/29/2010 3:17:18 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's called the "Statue of Liberty" and not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Ya gotta be stupid to buy a Dell.

It’s part of the requirement.


26 posted on 07/29/2010 3:19:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: topher

I’m not sure US customer support would be capable of swinging that if they tried.


27 posted on 07/29/2010 3:20:34 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: topher
Look, the tech is a crook and a scumbag, but...she actually paid her own money to buy him a new laptop?

They’re both idiots.

28 posted on 07/29/2010 3:22:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: topher
I looked up "naive" in the dictionary and found this picture:

29 posted on 07/29/2010 3:23:55 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: RichInOC
On Valentine's Day he told her he had fallen in love with a young woman in Tennessee who had also called Dell tech support.

LOL!

Fitzgerald later discovered he shipped $800 worth of Dell computer gear to the woman's home in Waynesboro and billed it to Fitzgerald's Dell credit card

Go Dell!

30 posted on 07/29/2010 3:25:50 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Repeal The 17th

Being naive is a Dell purchase requirement.


31 posted on 07/29/2010 3:26:32 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Repeal The 17th

Did she break her arm or wrist banging on the wall after hanging up with the Indian tech?


32 posted on 07/29/2010 3:31:33 PM PDT by miele man
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To: dragnet2
But then you have to hire 20,000 people from China to build the computers.

You pay the people in India 75cents an hour and you pay the people in China 5 cents an hour.

And then you make people in both countries work under slave conditions (which is what I understand is true of Dell employees in those countries).

But then HP does one better, they don't hire just Techs from India, they hire Engineers from India and China to do their computer work...

33 posted on 07/29/2010 3:32:24 PM PDT by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: miele man

Or carpal tunnel from too many face palms over the years?


34 posted on 07/29/2010 3:34:44 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (If November does not turn out well, then beware of December.)
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To: topher

I own a support company and we provide all of our solutions from companies that are US based and staffed by US employees/citizens. It might cut into our margins a little but it is simply the right thing to do... We tell our clients that if they have a problem we can’t resolve remotely the same tech they start on the phone with will probably be the person that shows up at their door.

How can these companies stand behind their products and services if they don’t know the people that are responsible for delivering them??


35 posted on 07/29/2010 3:35:14 PM PDT by Hootch (Another perspective)
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To: Repeal The 17th

You don’t want to know how she broke that wrist. Its all in the pictures, no doubt.

SnakeDoc


36 posted on 07/29/2010 3:35:21 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: topher
Dell Tech Support Pictures, Images and Photos
37 posted on 07/29/2010 3:37:40 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: humblegunner

This thread now has a picture.

Unless she’s hiding something important, I’ve seen enough.

In fact, earlier today, I saw a blogpimp that was more stimulating, in a prurient, trashy sort of way.


38 posted on 07/29/2010 3:38:39 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo, wily, clever and detractive as all get out!)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

“Yes, YOUR health records are or will be in the hands of cheap labor in India and you have no say about it.”

It ain’t just your health records. If you get your credit checked or make a credit card transaction one of the biggest corporations to offer this service has off-shored your financial information to India. I won’t name names.


39 posted on 07/29/2010 3:40:49 PM PDT by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: topher
In 1995 I bought a Dell...Never again...A sad offensive experience. HP? Never had one.... And then you make people in both countries work under slave conditions (which is what I understand is true of Dell employees in those countries

No doubt...It's all about dirt cheap labor......These companies are pitiful.

40 posted on 07/29/2010 3:46:04 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: topher

‘”And I’m telling myself, my conscience is talking to me saying, ‘Tara, don’t send this. What are you doing? Are you crazy?’ I sent it anyways because I really believed in this guy. I really had faith that he was protecting my dignity,” said Fitzgerald.’

Sounds like this is how those on the Left voted for Obama!


41 posted on 07/29/2010 3:51:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: topher

I hope she had a bag over her head in those pictures.


42 posted on 07/29/2010 3:51:56 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: topher

This thread is useless without pictures.


43 posted on 07/29/2010 3:52:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

See #29. Not even you’d hit it.


44 posted on 07/29/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT by Second Amendment First ("Stripping motivated people of their dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.")
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To: Lazamataz
The Plaintiff:


45 posted on 07/29/2010 4:32:10 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Repeal The 17th

may be able to find her innocent of stupidity with additional, pertinent evidence


46 posted on 07/29/2010 4:52:03 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: chris37

Agreed.

Also, why would a woman have nude pix of herself on her ‘puter? (Not excusing the tech’s behavior, though.)


47 posted on 07/29/2010 4:52:32 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: humblegunner

I need to know the website the pictures were posted on so I never go there by accident.


48 posted on 07/29/2010 5:03:21 PM PDT by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Bigg Red
Her My-space page has BO as a friend need I say more?
49 posted on 07/29/2010 5:13:43 PM PDT by CONSERVE
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To: topher

One thing I can tell you about Dell. Don’t tell one of those indians to “eat a fn cow”. You will be blacklisted. I do not know how it happened, but I only talk with Americans now.


50 posted on 07/29/2010 5:46:39 PM PDT by Rannug ("When you make peaceful protest impossible, you make violent protest inevitable." JFK)
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